Arvind Kumar has
been appointed as the new chief of the Intelligence
Aparna Kumar has
created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve
the incredible and rare feat of completing ‘7 Summits’ challenge.
The first-ever International Security Alliance (ISA)’s joint security exercise
titled ‘ISALEX19’ has kick-started
in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Area Emirates (UAE).
The book titled ‘A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief” has
been authored by former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil
Kumar. The book is about the huge impact that the late Prime Minister Atal
Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an Rs 200 crore defence deal with Russia to
acquire ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank
missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently
launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – a campaign for water conservation and water
security, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts.
The Indian passport has been ranked at the 86th position in
the latest Henley Passport Index 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently constituted a high-powered committee of
Chief Ministers (CMs) for the transformation of agriculture and raising
farmers’ income. The 9 member committee, headed by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, will suggest policy
measures, attract investments and raise growth in food processing.
The world’s largest ‘Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic
Surgery Institute’ has started functioning in Dhaka.
The book titled ‘Whispers of Time’ has been authored by Dr Krishna Saksena.
The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan has recently
declared UNESCO World Heritage site.
The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as Head
of Cricket at the National Cricket
Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
India’s first elephant rehabilitation
centre will be set up by the Kerala Government in Kottoor.
India’s first cow sanctuary – Kamdhenu Gau Abhyaranya, located in the
Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh, will be privatised.
Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of
the World Bank (WB).
of Serbia defeated Roger Federer to win his 5th
Simona Halep of
Romania defeated Serena Williams to win the Ladies’
Singles tennis title at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
The captain of the New Zealand, Kane Williamson has been adjudged
player of the tournament at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup for his excellent
returns with the bat and inspiring leadership. Trophy was handed over by Sachin
On 14th July 2019, England (Captain: Eoin Morgan) lifted
their first-ever ICC World Cup cricket trophy after defeating New Zealand in a
nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over in London.
Ben Stokes of
England was awarded the Man of the Match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Most
wickets: Mitchell Starc (Aus) 27
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Most runs
Rohit Sharma (Ind) 648 runs in 9
become the first state in India to approve a draft water policy to address
The critically acclaimed Bengali
movie, Nagarkirtan has won the Best
Feature Film award at the 9th edition of SAARC film festival 2019 in
Colombo. The movie, which was directed by Kaushik
Ganguly, has also won the ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Original
The West Bengal government has
observed the first-ever Save Water Day
on 12th July 2019.
(78), the veteran Bengali actor, has passed away on July 17, 2019. He had got
his first break in Tapan Sinha’s ‘Apanjan’ (1968). Some of his best-known
movies included ‘Sagina Mahato,’ ‘Harmonium’, ‘Pita Putra’ and ‘Maa o Meye’.
archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, has become the 76th signatory
country to join the International Solar
Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement.
The book titled ‘Kargil: Untold stories from the War’ has been authored by Rachna Bisht Rawat.
WHO has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Hall of
Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan
The International Cricket Council
(ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket
with immediate effect over violation of global body’s constitution which
doesn’t allow any government intervention.
The 2019 Durand Cup will be the 129th edition of the Durand
Cup, which will be held in West Bengal from August 2 to 23. This will be for
the first time that the tournament will be played outside New Delhi, its
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the manufacture, sale
and distribution of Colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals,
poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements.
India has successfully launched its 2nd
lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on board
its powerful rocket GSLVMkIII- M1
from Sriharikota to explore the
uncharted south pole of the Moon by landing a rover. The lander ‘Vikram’, named after father of Indian
space research programme Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, carrying the rover ‘Pragyan’.
4-day International Shark Meet 2019 is being held in Kochi.
The book titled ‘Indo-Pak Relations: Beyond Pulwama and Balakot’ has been authored
by Dr. U V Singh.
has become the first Indian State to reserve 75% jobs for local youths in all
the former foreign secretary and London Mayor, has officially took over the
charge as new British Prime Minister
after Theresa May handed in her resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Priti Patel, a
prominent member of the Back Boris campaign for the Conservative Party
leadership, has become the Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary.
India has improved its rank by five
places to stand at 52nd in
the Global Innovation Index (GII)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced
that Bengaluru-based educational technology and online tutorial firm Byju’s has replaced Chinese mobile
manufacturer Oppo as the official Team India sponsor.
The GST Council has decided to reduce
GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5% and on charger or charging
stations for Electric vehicles from 18% to 5%.
The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG-2020) is
scheduled to be held in Guwahati, Assam
from 18th January 2020.
On 30th July 2019, the Government of
India has kick off the 7th Economic
Census from Tripura. It will be
launched in other states and union territories in August and September.
Congress floor leader in the Lok
Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has
been appointed chairman of the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC).
Rajiv Kumar has
been appointed the new Finance Secretary.
opened a 1,000-year-old Shawala Teja
Singh Temple in eastern city Sialkot for worship for the first time since
partition on the demand of the local Hindu community.
On the occasion of 2019 International Tiger Day (ITD), Prime
Minister Narendra Modi released the results of the 4th cycle of All India Tiger
Estimation report 2018 in New Delhi. The count of tigers in India has risen to
2967 in 2018. Madhya Pradesh saw the
highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka at 524 with Uttarakhand
at 442. The Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number
Three-time MP from Dhanbad and
founder of Marxist Coordination
Committee, Arun Kumar Roy (90)
passed away in Dhanbad.
The Supreme Court has directed the Meghalaya government to pay Rs 100
crore as fine which is imposed by the NGT (National Green Tribunal) on January
4, 2019 for failing to curb illegal coal mining.
Founder of popular South Indian food
chain Saravana Bhavan, P Rajagopal (72), who was convicted in
a murder case passed away due to a Heart attack in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Parliament passed the Muslim Women
(Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019. The bill criminalizes instant triple
talaq among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband.
The United States (US) Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo visited India on 25-27 June 2019.
Jagdeep Dhankhar became the 28thGovernor
of West Bengal.
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Sarod) is one of the 11 eminent artists were awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards.
Hima Das won
gold in Women’s 200 m 2019 Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland, Women’s 200m race in
Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet 2019 in Czech Republic, Women’s 200m in Tabor
Athletics Meet 2019 in the Czech Republic, Women’s 400m Championship in Prague,
Stole My Job’ book written by Sunil
US space agency NASA celebrated the
moment astronauts landed on the moon for the first time 50 years ago on July 20, 1969.